OCEAN CITY POLICE ARREST 2 INDIVIDUALS FROM A CDS DISTRIBUTION CASE
Ocean City, MD- (May 20, 2021): During the month of February, the Narcotics Unit initiated a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) distribution investigation into a local individual, Melody Hines, who was reportedly selling heroin and/or fentanyl out of various Ocean City hotels.
On May 19, 2021, Hines was observed running a red light on Coastal Highway on the north end of town. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, officers requested K-9 assistance. Our new K-9 Jappie and his handler responded to the traffic stop to scan the vehicle. K-9 Jappie gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers seized over 200 bags of fentanyl, over $600 in U.S. Currency, and the vehicle as part of the investigation.
As a result, Hines and Eddy Roundtree were arrested and charged with the following:
- Melody Hines: 32 years of age, Selbyville, DE, possession with intent to distribute schedule I narcotic, CDS: possession- not marijuana, and distribute mixture with heroin and fentanyl. Hines was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held without bond.
- Eddy Deutromony Roundtree: 53 years of age, Lincoln, DE, possession with intent to distribute schedule I narcotic, CDS: possession- not marijuana, and distribute mixture with heroin and fentanyl. Roundtree was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held without bond.
The Ocean City Police Department would like to remind citizens that if they see something suspicious, or have concerns about possible criminal activity occurring in Ocean City, reach out to us. Our citizen’s hunches often turn out to be valuable information, and we encourage you to call our Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at [email protected] or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610.